From the Diary of the Watcher of Justine, Claire Silver: February 1st, 1817 (from Blooded)
What we had not counted on was that Justine, though in a weakened state, is still alive, and therefore she remains the only Slayer of her generation. Though she can not rise from her bed, she alone wears the mantle of the Chosen One against whom the forces of darkness are arrayed. This has depressed her greatly, for she feels that she is failing in her duty, and at one point today cried out to me, "Oh, Claire, if only I could simply stand aside! Better that I die than leave the world unprotected!" I encourage her to believe that she shall recover, but the doctor has taken me aside several times and reminded me that on occasion those who soon will leave us rally briefly so that they may bid farewell. He still holds little hope for her recovery. I find this astonishing, for she does seem much improved. Tonight I shall go out hunting. Someone must, and she is in no condition for it. In truth, I undertake it only so that she will not fret so. I am for myself, selfishly, much afrighted. I am only a Watcher, though at this moment I would I were more.